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Falcons hiring Kyle Shanahan as OC; Vance Joseph favored to be Broncos DC

The Falcons are close to assembling their coaching staff, while the Broncos are zeroing in on their next defensive coordinator.

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Just as the AFC Championship was ending with Super Bowl 49 being set, a flurry of coaching moves were made, highlighted by the Denver Broncos tabbing Gary Kubiak as the their next head coach.

Kubiak was serving as the Ravens offensive coordinator for the past year, and one of Baltimore's potential replacements for Kubiak is heading elsewhere. After the Browns parted with offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, he was viewed as an early favorite to replace Kubiak.

However, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Atlanta Falcons are swooping in and hiring Shanahan as their OC. It's hard to blame him for choosing Atlanta over Baltimore. Coaching Matt Ryan, Julio Jones and Roddy White in a dome is more attractive than Joe Flacco, an aging Steve Smith and impending free agent Torrey Smith.

Elsewhere, the Broncos could be poised to hire Bengals secondary coach Vance Joseph as their new defensive coordinator under Kubiak. Per ESPN Denver's Cecil Lammey, Joseph is the favorite to land the DC spot in Denver. NFL Network's Albert Breer also added to "keep an eye on Joseph" to get the job.